July 3, 2009

Have a Happy 4th of July (or: Learn to Be a Pyro)

Just a quick post on the 4th of July eve. I couldn’t believe how many banks, stores, doctor offices, etc. are already closed for the holiday weekend. Personally, I’d rather have Monday off than Friday, but I guess I shouldn’t complain about a long weekend!

In honor of Independence Day, I wanted to offer you this little gift: A link to a detailed job description and Q& A about being a pyro. And no, I don’t mean someone who likes to play with fire! A pyro is short for pyrotechnician, which is someone who creates fireworks or pyrotechnic special effects (SPFX). While being a pyro is rarely a full-time job, I think it deserves a place of honor here at the JobMonkey — after all, we bring you the coolest jobs on Earth. And I gotta think that running the fireworks show over the National Monument in Washington, D.C. or Magic Kingdom at Disney World ranks right up there among cool jobs!

Whatever your plans, I hope you have a wonderful holiday and get to enjoy some spectacular pyrotechnics.


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